Police Shootings at Racially Charged Miami ‘Urban Beach Week’

Investigation into a shootout in the streets of Miami Beach early Monday morning has begun, which ended in the death of one alleged gunman, but which also left three officers and four bystanders wounded — the latter possibly hit by stray police bullets. The incident comes as a grim conclusion to Miami’s tenth annual Urban Beach Week, a massively popular Memorial Day Weekend event that attracts racially coded criticism and police scrutiny in equal measure. More on this story here

After 5 straight years of attending, I’m never going back to Miami for Memorial Day weekend again.


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